Key Stage 2

Saxon man stood in front of the White Tower.

Tower Power

Students explore this magnificent keep, examining its exterior, defences and symbolic power as the great 'Norman fist on Anglo-Saxon soil'.

Key Stage 2
Subject: History
Topics: Normans, Castles
Session Type:Route-based

Detail of the stained-glass in the west window showing a likeness of King Henry VIII in the Great Hall. The glass was installed in 1845 to the designs of Thomas Willement.

Royal Responsibility

Students will hear about the momentous lives (and deaths!) of Henry VIII's wives as they visit sites around the Tower.

Key Stage 2
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors
Session Type: Route-based

Crime and Punishment through the Ages

Students will put themselves into the shoes of a prisoner at the Tower and hear exciting stories of the Tower's dark history, told by a costumed presenter.

Key Stage 2
Subject: History
Topics: Crime and Punishment
Session Type:Route-Based

The King Beneath the Armour

Students will handle Henry VIII's replica armour and discover more about the man behind the metal.

Key Stage 2
Subject: History
Topic: Tudors
Session Type: Object-Handling

Pack Up Your Troubles

This session explores how, and why, we remember the First World War today.

Key Stage 2
Subject: History
Topics: War and Conflict
Session Type: Object-Handling

Questioning the Past Through Objects

Become a history detective and investigate replica objects with the help of a Tudor costumed character.

Key Stage 2 
Subject:
History 
Topics:
Tudors
Session Type: Object-Handling

SEND School Session at the Tower of London

Questioning the Past Through Costume

Study luxurious replica garments to understand materials, money and rank and to identify similarities and differences between Tudor and modern clothing.

Key Stage 2
Subject: History
Topic: Tudors
Session Type: Object-Handling

Digital Missions

Lady Margery (actor) from Lady's Royal Arrivals Digital Mission

The Lady's Royal Arrivals: Digital Mission

You'll travel round the Medieval Palace getting everything ready for their arrival of King Edward and Queen Eleanor.

Key Stage 2
Subject: History
Topics: Medieval
Session Type: Digital Mission

Lady Arbella (actor) from Prisoner's Perilous Plot Digital Mission

The Prisoner's Perilous Plot: Digital Mission

Help William Seymour's loyal wife Arbella try and free him from the Tower of London; Students  will assist her in her plot. 

Key Stage 2
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors, Crime and Punishment
Session Type: Digital Mission